Nadia the Waxwing – Original painting


Nadia the Waxwing (she/her) has “a resting grump face” – she might look like she’s grumpy about something, but that’s just what her face looks like. She doesn’t care, and nor do any of the other Waxwings (or other birds for that matter). Nadia says “It’s Okay to be who you are.”

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  • Original mixed media painting on canvas – collage, wax pastel, acrylic, charcoal and india ink.
  • Dimensions: 25 x 20 x 4 cm
  • Varnished to allow for occasional cleaning
  • Free shipping within UK.

To learn more about the meaning of this painting, check out this blog post.

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What Robin says about this painting:

I came across Waxwings when I was looking for grumpy looking birds. Unlike the other grumpy birds that are clearly shouting about something, Waxwings naturally look like they’re a bit angry about something all the time. Society so often wants us to present a certain way, but what if you’re not like everyone else? What if you’re super emotional all the time, or you’re not expressive at all? Why should you try and act differently in order to be acceptable to other people?

When you love yourself exactly as you are, the people who want to change you don’t hang around, and you’re left with the people who love you just as you are. I speak from personal experience! Nadia’s challenge is “are you changing who you are to fit who other people want you to be, when you could just be yourself?”

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Dimensions 25 × 4 × 20 cm